Safe Routes to School

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					Safe Routes to School
Brooke Driesse
Sheriff; 2009; 61, 5; Docstoc
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Description: Partnerships with law enforcement agencies can lead to programs such as stationing crossing guards at busy street corners to help children cross safely, installing speed readers in school zones, providing traffic and personal safety information to students and parents, sponsoring bicycle "rodeos" to teach traffic safety skills, donating unclaimed bicycles for "earn-a-bike" programs, participating in neighborhood traffic assessments or "walkabouts," participating on Safe Routes to School teams and task forces, conducting back-to-school targeted speed reduction campaigns, and escorting children to school during major promotional events. The Action Team is responsible for managing the countywide bicycle rodeo program (bicycle rodeos are one-time events for children to learn traffic safety and basic riding skills, and can serve as an opportunity to check children's bicycles for fit and functioning and to provide instruction on proper helmet use) a helmet bank, and other bicycle/pedestrian related safety events for children, like health fairs where bicycle/pedestrian safety training often takes place.
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